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Hacker uses Evernote account as Command-and-Control Server

Hacker uses Evernote account as Command-and-Control Server

March 29, 2013Mohit Kumar
Cyber criminals  are using popular note-taking app Evernote as Command-and-Control Server to give commands to the malware installed on infected PCs using botnets. TrendMicro uncovered a malware detected as " BKDR_VERNOT.A " tried to communicate with Command-and-Control Server using Evernote. Malware delivered via an executable file that installs the malware as a dynamic-link library. The installer then ties the DLL into a legitimate running process, hiding it from casual detection. Once installed, BKDR_VERNOT.A can perform several backdoor commands such as downloading, executing, and renaming files. It then gathers information from the infected system, including details about its OS, timezone, user name, computer name, registered owner and organization. Researchers  also pointed out that the backdoor may have also used Evernote as a location to upload stolen data. " Unfortunately, during our testing, it was not able to login using the credentials embedded in the
Evernote hacked, reset your password Now !

Evernote hacked, reset your password Now !

March 02, 2013Mohit Kumar
Cloud note-taking service Evernote has been hacked and now you have to reset your password  imminently . A ccording to  a post on the official Evernote blog , an  unidentified attacker compromise the servers and extracted usernames, email addresses, and passwords. " Evernote's Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service. " But those passwords were encrypted, so  all users must change their password before they can log back into their account. " In our security investigation, we have found no evidence that any of the content you store in Evernote was accessed, changed or lost. " Evernote also said that they h ave no evidence that any payment information for Evernote Premium or Evernote Business customers was accessed. There are also several important steps that you can take to en
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